The University of Utah outdoor track and field team will compete in the Wildcat Invitational on Saturday, April 12.
April 7, 2003
THIS WEEK: The University of Utah outdoor track and field team will compete in the Wildcat Invitational on Saturday, April 12. Hosted by Weber State, the meet will feature Utah, BYU, Utah State, Utah Valley State College and Idaho State. Competition will begin at 8:30 a.m. with the women's throwing events.
LAST MEET: The Utah outdoor track and field team finished competition for the Bob Mathias Fresno Relays on Saturday, April 5. The Utes had another successful weekend with a two regional qualifying marks and a new school record set in Fresno.
Leading the way for the women at the Fresno Relays were Aubry Startin, Kristy Slade, Brooke LoBue and Amber DeVries. LoBue improved her regional qualifying mark and set a new school record in the pole vault with a height of 3.92 meters. Startin had a great meet finishing first in the high jump with a height of 1.70 meters. Startin's performance was a new personal record and a regional qualifying mark. Slade finished third in the long jump with a distance of 5.68 meters, and DeVries finished fourth in the javelin with a distance of 36.31 meters.
"We are really happy with Aubry and Brooke's performances," stated Head Coach Lisa Archer. "Our regional team keeps growing and getting stronger as the season continues."
UTES ON THE MOVE: Senior Pole Vaulter Brooke LoBue, fresh off her record setting weekend in Fresno, has exploded out of the gates during the Outdoor season. LoBue started the outdoor season with a win at the Hornet Invitational with a height of 3.70 meters. Her performance at the Hornet Invitational was a regional qualifying mark. LoBue not only improved upon that mark at the Fresno Relays, but also set a new school record with a height of 3.92 meters. Since her arrival at Utah, the Visalia, Calif., native has been one of Utah's most dominating athletes.
The Utes will travel to Azusa, Calif., for the Azusa Heptathlon. Competition for the meet with kick off on April 15, and last through April 16.